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Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics OVERVIEW


     Transportation is one of the world's largest industries.
     Its sectors range from taxis to trucks, airplanes, trains, courier services, ships, barges, warehouses and logistics services.
     To a growing extent, it now also includes the use of robotics and artificial intelligence in terms of self-driving cars and trucks, and eventually may include a significant level of robotic delivery vehicles.
     Robotics are already providing a high level of automation in ports and warehouses, while artificial intelligence is being applied widely to the supply chain.
    In total, during 2016, core transportation revenues in the U.S.
    were an estimated $1,058.0 billion, according to Plunkett Research estimates.
     Worldwide, these revenues were an estimated $4.7 trillion.
     This includes air, rail, water, pipeline, courier and warehousing segments.
    At about 6% of global economic activity (GDP), transportation's core sectors add up to a remarkably efficient industry, considering the fact that transportation is a vital service to nearly every other sector of the economy.
     In fact, thanks to increasing use of advanced information systems and such strategies as intermodal containers (sending freight via containers that are easily transferred from ship to rail car to truck as needed, without repacking), the transportation industry's productivity is excellent.
    Over recent years, globalization placed intense new demands on the transportation and supply chain sector.
     FedEx, for example, provides a wide variety of freight and package delivery services in about 220 nations worldwide.
    

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